The real reason behind the death of the Edo-based gospel singer has been revealed following thorough investigation and medical checks.
The deceased Yvonne Omoarebokhae, 30, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in a hotel room where she went to see a pastor who she met on Facebook ahead of a programme where she was supposed to perform.
Autopsy result stated that Mrs Omoarebokhae died as a result of midnight heart attack, although her husband insists that the pastor had a hand in her death.
Apostle Psalm Okpe Of Fresh Oil Ministry in Lagos, who had reportedly invited her for the programme, and has been in police detention following Omoarebokhae’s death, has now been set free after the release of the autopsy result, Daily Post reports.
A source privy to the matter said: “The autopsy result shows the late Mrs. Omoarebokhae died as a result of cardiac arrest. She was neither poisoned nor stabbed as widely reported because there was no stain of blood on her body.
“There will be a press conference at the Edo State Police Command on Monday, April 18 on the matter.”
The reports reveal that the deceased had been lodged in the same hotel with the Lagos-based pastor in Benin hours before her death.
The late sinegr’s husband, Mr Omoarebokhae, reportedly revealed that his wife and Apostle Okpe had met each other on Facebook and following several months of chatting, adding that the pastor had invited her to perform at a program in Warri Delta state and also promised to take her to South Africa.
However, things took a new turn after the deceased reportedly called her husband around 10 am on the fateful day assuring him that she would return home soon.
Mr Omoarebokhae got another call from the police around 9pm of the same day informing him that his wife was dead and her corpse has been deposited at the Benin Central Hospital mortuary.
He said: “At about 9pm, I was called to come to the Airport road police station. Initially, I thought she had an issue with the taxi she took on her way back.
“But later that night, the police, after tossing me here and there, told me that she was dead. It was later that I discovered that the pastor that invited her to cover the programme, Psalm Okpe, had killed my wife.”
He claimed the CCTV footage obtained from the hotel where his wife was lodged with the pastor showed the latter’s suspicious moves.
“I have watched the CCTV footage. Initially, the pastor said that they came back together and she went her way and he went his own way. But we have been to that place (hotel) and watched the CCTV footage and discovered that, contrary to what he (pastor) wrote, she (deceased) actually slept there,” the bereaved man said.
He added: “Immediately they entered, she was just following like a dumb (and) went up upstairs. The police told me that they met my wife dressed like somebody ready to go out. The police snapped her (took her photograph) like somebody taking a nap.
“I have seen my wife’s body; there is no mark on her. From what I observed, I think she was given an overdose of a substance I do not know. Probably, her system could not take it.
“She communicated with me that day she died, at about 10am, that they have finished performing; she could not return the day before; that she is already in Benin (and) in the next one hour, she will be in the house.
“One or two person have been calling me that I should try and bury my wife that they will talk to them for settlement. I have told them (that) I didn’t sell her and I am not collecting any money from anybody.
“I want the police to follow this case because I know that pastor Psalm Okpe killed me wife. So, I want the law to make sure he does not go unpunished.”